BEST WESTERN Amsterdam Airport
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We had a day in Amsterdam.
Well, because we were about an hour's drive to Amsterdam we really only had a half a day in Amsterdam.
I guess, it was more like five hours. in Amsterdam
Considering we were late leaving the port because of the slow customs clearance it was more like 4 hours in Amsterdam.
If I was being totally honest, because of the really bad traffic from the port to the city it was more like three hours ...
... but is was amazing, moving, depressing and interesting all at the same time. Despite the cold weather we decided to check out the floating flower market and a few cheese shops on our way to find the restaurant recommended by the Viking host. I don't recall ever seeing so many people in one place except at a concert or sporting event. We're talking about 3:30 on a Thursday afternoon. Keith googled the population ...
... come outside and try to persuade you inside! I ended up going to Teddy's Diner which was near my hostel. The food was completely bland although the service was good.
After dinner I walked around the red light district out of curiosity more than anything. It's funny how that place fascinated me when I was 22 yet now it looks not much different from so many other cities. I did have a nice chat with a young prostitute who was behind one of the glass doors (prostitutes ...
... to the airport and walk around the wonderful shopping center within. We stopped and had a lovely roasted chicken, fries and veggies meal at La Place. It was an upscale cafeteria like you'd never seen. All prepared as you ordered, grilled veggies, roasted meats,. You could choose a NY steak to be grilled if you wanted. Freshly made smoothies, soups, pasta dishes and more. We meandered through it all then took the shuttle back to hotel. Each of us with our iPads on our beds and ...
... get to Tanzania and back, we came home with four houses each. We first encountered these little houses years ago at a silent auction held for the benefit of the Beach Cities Symphony where we bid on, and won, about a dozen of them. I could never quite figure out what they were or where they came from. And the web wasn't what it is today, so my search efforts came up with nothing. What can I say? We love'em!